mon·​ey·​bags ˈmə-nē-ˌbagz How to pronounce moneybags (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: wealth
: a wealthy person

Examples of moneybags in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of moneybags was in 1600

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“Moneybags.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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noun singular or plural
mon·​ey·​bags ˈmən-ē-ˌbagz How to pronounce moneybags (audio)
: a wealthy person
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